Founded by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega in 1976, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) is a vibrant home for global afro-descendent cultural programming.
A multi-disciplinary center based in East Harlem, New York City, CCCADI integrates art, education, activism and conscious cultural tourism to foster social transformation. We document and present the creative genius of African Diaspora cultures; prepare the next generation of cultural leaders; and unite Diaspora communities.
CCCADI carries out its mission through public art exhibitions, performances, educational programs, workshops, conferences and international exchanges. We reach more than 20,000 people annually throughout New York City, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe.
CCCADI is regarded as a pioneer in elevating art and culture as a tool for social justice.
Our programs and educational philosophy are informed by Afro-Atlantic aesthetics and framework. We pride ourselves in being an accessible community resource and trusted bridge, linking afro-descendent artists and communities across the world. Our initiatives and audience reflect a kaleidoscope of global Black culture across the generations.